Store and breed­ing cat­tle sale

The Galloway News - - GALLOWAY VIEW -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited held their fort­nightly sale of OTM cat­tle, store cat­tle and breed­ing cat­tle on Mon­day when they sold 137 head of stock.

Store cat­tle met a good de­mand al­beit for a plainer show of stock. Stronger, qual­ity types were eas­i­est cashed whilst cat­tle show­ing the signs of the in­clement weather were harder to place.

Top­ping the trade at £1005 were a pen of Sim­men­tal cross heifers from Gar­rarie. Bul­locks sold to £990 for Aberdeen An­gus crosses from Mrs Carla Bor­ough, Cot­land. Top price per kg for bul­locks was 222.9p paid to Glen Farm­ing Co for a pen of Sim­men­tal crosses whilst heifers sold to 205.1p for Sim­men­tals off Gar­rarie.

Over­all av­er­ages were 193.1 for bul­locks and 190p for heifers.

OTM cat­tle fell well short of buy­ers re­quire­ments re­sult­ing in a good trade for some plain cows. Top­ping the sec­tion at £1180 was an over­age heifer from Low Curghie. Cast bulls sold to £905.52 for a Sim­men­tal from High Borgue whilst cows topped at £897.90 or 123p for a Sim­men­tal from the same home.

Breed­ing cat­tle proved harder to cash sell­ing to a top of £1700 for an An­gus heifer with a pair of twin Limousin calves from Low Curghie. Lead­ing prices Steers: £990, £890 Cot­land; £925, £840 Glen; £840 Glen­howl;£830, £815 Lochhill.

Heifers: £1180 Low Curghie; £1005, £955, £905 Gar­rarie; £950 Cul­doach; £920, £890 Cot­land; £825 Up­per Barr. OTM Cows: £897 High Borgue; £644 Mun­craig. Bulls: £905 High Borgue. Breed­ing cat­tle: £1700, £1520, £1480 Low Curghie.

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